College Women’s Basketball News – Guilford Places Three On All-ODAC Teams

SALEM, Va. – Guilford College’s Anais Weatherly (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor), Heaven Walters (Elkin, N.C./Starmount) and Lauren Ramsey (Lexington, N.C./North Davidson) earned All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) basketball recognition Wednesday night. The selections were made by the league’s head women’s basketball coaches and announced at the annual ODAC Tournament Banquet at the Salem Civic Center.

The trio helped the Quakers match the best regular-season winning percentage in school history (.875) and guided the team to the number-two seed in this week’s conference tournament for the second straight season. Guilford, winners of six straight and 11 of 12 games, is ranked third in this week’s NCAA Division III South Region Rankings.

Weatherly, a 5-10 senior forward, earned first-team honors for the second straight season. Guilford’s fifth three-time All-ODAC selection, she leads the team in scoring (14.0 ppg.), rebounding (8.4 rpg.), assists (3.5 apg.) and steals (4.0 spg.). She leads the league and ranks 11th in Division III in steals and stands among the league’s top-eight in 10 categories. Weatherly became the 19th women’s player in Guilford history to score 1,000 points in a victory over MacMurray College, 75-51, last fall and ranks seventh in school history with 1,310 points. She was named to the Team of the Week Nov. 29 and earned the ODAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award Dec. 5. Weatherly has nine double-doubles this season, plus seven games with five or more steals. One of her best performances this season was the opener against Greensboro College on Nov. 15 where she collected 21 points, 14 rebounds and nine steals in the Quakers’ 70-56 victory.

Walters, a 5-8 senior forward, earned second-team honors. The Quakers’ second-leading scorer (11.8 ppg.) ranks fourth in the ODAC with a .571 field-goal percentage. A College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District V honoree, she has two double-doubles on the year and a career-high 16 games with 10 or more points. Walters also averages 6.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. She had one of her best games this season in a double-overtime win over previously unbeaten Husson University. Walters had 23 points, thanks in part to shooting 9-10 from the free-throw line, and also grabbed nine rebounds.

Ramsey, a 5-9 junior guard, earned third-team recognition for the second straight season. She ranks third on the team in scoring (11.2 ppg.) and rebounding (4.3 rpg.) and is second with 3.2 assists per game. Her 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio leads the ODAC and ranks 30th nationally. Ramsey is seventh in the league with a .489 field-goal percentage. A large part of the offense, she has 15 games this year with double-digit scoring, including in 20-point games versus league rivals Virginia Wesleyan College and Lynchburg College.

Coach Stephanie Flamini’s Quakers (21-3) open ODAC Tournament play against Washington and Lee University Friday at 6 p.m. at the Salem Civic Center.